Tag Archives: FY 2015 appropriations

Appropriators Remain Optimistic For FY 2015 Omnibus Spending Bill

Legislative Activity FY 2015 Appropriations Resolution of the FY 2015 federal budget will be a top priority of the lame duck session as the Continuing Resolution (P.L. 113-164) under which the federal government is currently operating expires on December 11. Before the election recess, the House passed seven of its spending bills while disagreements on … Continue Reading

House and Senate United in Passage of Continuing Resolution

Legislative Activity Congress Approves CR Last week, the House and Senate both approved a short-term FY 2015 Continuing Resolution (CR) (H.J. Res. 124) that will maintain federal discretionary spending through December 11. The measure also authorizes military action to train and equip Syrian rebels in their fight against the Islamic state (ISIS/ISIL). The CR sustains … Continue Reading

Senate Anticipates Its First FY 2015 Appropriations Minibus

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY FY 2015 Appropriations Action This week the Senate is anticipated to bring up its first FY 2015 appropriations minibus, a package including the Commerce-Justice-Science (S. 2437/Rept. 113-181), Transportation-Housing (S. 2438/Rept. 113-182), and Agriculture (S. 2389/Rept. 113-164) spending bills. Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) reports the bills will be open to amendments during floor … Continue Reading

House Scheduled To Consider Its Fourth And Fifth FY 2015 Spending Bills This Week

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY FY 2015 Appropriations Action The House is scheduled to consider its fourth and fifth FY 2015 spending bills this week – Transportation-Housing (H.R. 4745/H. Rept. 113-464) and Agriculture (H.R. 4800/H. Rept. 113-468) – while the Appropriations Committee continues its efforts to approve all FY 2015 spending bills by the July 4 recess. Senate … Continue Reading

House And Senate Appropriators Continue To Work Toward Their Self-Imposed Deadlines

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY FY 2015 Appropriations Action While House members are working in their congressional districts this week, the Senate Appropriations Committee will continue its work on FY 2015 spending bills, with subcommittee and committee markups scheduled for the Transportation-HUD and Commerce-Justice-Science bills. House and Senate appropriators continue to work toward their self-imposed deadlines to complete … Continue Reading

FY 2015 Legislative Branch And Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bills Pass The House By Large Margins

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY House Passes First FY 2015 Appropriations Bills Last week, the FY 2015 Legislative Branch (H.R. 4487/H.Rept. 113-417) and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs (MilCon) (H.R. 4486/H.Rept. 113-416) appropriations bills passed the House by large margins.  These two measures are considered to be the least contentious of the appropriations bills; hence, the real test will begin … Continue Reading

House Will Begin Consideration Of The FY 2015 Military Construction-Veterans Affairs And The Legislative Branch Spending Bills

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY House To Begin Floor Consideration of FY 2015 Appropriations Bills According to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), the House will begin consideration of the FY 2015 Military Construction-Veterans Affairs (MilCon) (H.R. 4486/H.Rept. 113-416) and the Legislative Branch (H.R. 4487/H.Rept. 113-417) spending bills this week. The House Rules Committee is expected to meet … Continue Reading

Emergency Unemployment Benefits Extension Act and the Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of 2014

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene today, Monday, April 7, at 2:00 pm. After any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00 pm, with senators allowed to speak for up to 10 minutes each. After morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 3979, the legislative … Continue Reading

House Leaders Will Bring Paul RyanFY 2015 Budget Resolution To A Floor Vote

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY House Will Take Up FY 2015 Budget Resolution Confident they have a sufficient number of Republican votes, House leaders will bring Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) FY 2015 Budget Resolution (H. Con. Res. 96) to a floor vote this week. The resolution maintains the $1.014 trillion FY 2015 discretionary spending cap established … Continue Reading

Paul Ryan Expected To Release His FY 2015 Budget Resolution

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY House Will Take Up FY 2015 Budget Resolution House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) is expected to release his FY 2015 Budget Resolution this week, with a tentative committee markup planned for Wednesday. Chairman Ryan is expected to outline an even more conservative fiscal approach than he did for FY 2014, including … Continue Reading